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Determine Ubuntu Filesystem Type

Ever connected a hard disk to your computer without knowing how the partitions are formatted, or even what type of formatting? This surprisingly hard-to-find utility reveals all:

/usr/lib/klibc/bin/fstype /dev/sdb1

just replace sdb1 with your drive.

fstype prints something like this:


I have no idea why the hide this under /usr/lib/klibc/bin. Other applications in the klibc-utils package get mapped to more reasonable locations.

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